The DAT (Digital Audio Tape) originally created by Sony for audio storage, used the DDS (Digital Data Storage) format jointly defined by Sony and HP to record data onto this tape cartridge. The DDS-1 DAT tape was the first in a line of tapes introduced with a starting uncompressed storage capacity of 1.3GB.
The DDS DAT tape has since been recognised as a low cost tape backup used for everyday backup solutions. The success and demand of the tape paved the development of higher capacity formats. The 4mm wide tape uses helical scan recording method and is now in its sixth generation with the 8mm wide DAT160 capable of storing 80GB of uncompressed data.
The DDS DAT tape has shown a number of issues that have affected users of this tape media in one way or another. The most common causes requiring DAT tape recovery are media flaws affecting the tape media resulting in tape read errors. Other issues relate to user errors where the tape has been inadvertently initialised or relabeled and overwriting previous data.
Over the years we have perfected our techniques and solutions for recovering data from DDS DAT tapes. We are able to recover DDS DAT tape data whatever the problem;
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